NBA: New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Starting 5s
On Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks will play the New York Knicks at Fiserv Forum Arena in an Eastern Conference contest. The Knicks will be looking for a win in this game after losing both of their previous games.
Their most recent game resulted in a 111-98 defeat to the Indiana Pacers. RJ Barrett had 23 points on the night, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Knicks from losing. The Pacers were led by Myles Turner, who scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the team’s second win of the season. The Knicks have now lost two games in a row. They’ll be hoping to bounce back against the Milwaukee Bucks and put on a great showing.
The Milwaukee Bucks, on the other hand, is coming off a solid win against the Detroit Pistons. The reigning champions defeated the Pistons 117-89 on the night, with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 28 points to lead from the front. He’ll be looking to keep his hot streak going for the Bucks when they face the Knicks at home on Friday.
Injury Report for the New York Knicks
For this game against the Bucks, the New York Knicks will have all of their starters available. However, due to G-League obligations, their two-way player Luka Samanic will miss this game.
RJ Barrett. A hooper. pic.twitter.com/YXBrpiFD2Y— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 4, 2021
Injuries to the Milwaukee Bucks
Since the start of the season, the Milwaukee Bucks have been plagued by injuries. Khris Middleton has been placed on the Health and Safety Protocols and will be unavailable for the remainder of the game. Injury has kept Brook Lopez and Donte DiVincenzo out of the game. Jrue Holiday’s status for tonight’s game against the Knicks has been upgraded to probable. His return will give the Bucks a huge lift, as it will help them figure out their offence and defence.
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks: Predicted Starting Lineups
New York Knicks
The New York Knicks’ backcourt will feature Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. RJ Barrett has been outstanding for the Knicks thus far this season, and he will start in the frontcourt alongside Julius Randle. Mitchell Robinson will remain the Knicks’ starting centre.
If Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday are both out, George Hill and Grayson Allen will most likely return to the starting lineup. The Bucks’ frontcourt will be split between Pat Connaughton and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Thanasis Antetokounmpo has been earning minutes at the centre in the absence of Brook Lopez. For the Bucks, his explosiveness has been huge, and he’ll most likely start against the Knicks.
New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks: Predicted Starting 5s
New York Knicks
Point Guard – Kemba Walker, Shooting Guard – Evan Fournier, Small Forward – RJ Barrett, Power Forward – Julius Randle, Center – Mitchell Robinson
Point Guard – George Hill, Shooting Guard – Grayson Allen, Small Forward – Pat Connaughton, Power Forward – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Center – Thanasis Antetokounmpo